#Covid-9: 10 new Normal in New Economy

By Olawale Rasheed The  pandemic questions business strategists of proven skills and antecedents; it tasks their forecasting ingenuity.When they talk of global economy under distress,the dangerous virus is compulsively creating a new world economic model. When many expect a return to normalcy,the virulous infection promises a new normal. The lockdown , destroying the economies of […]

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COVID-19: Hope, Leadership, and Economic Development, the President’s Speech

By Prof. Adesoji Adesugba Sometimes in December 2019, the world woke up to the news of a pneumonia-like symptom from a virus hitherto unknown to humanity, which had affected people in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus, a variant of the coronavirus, was later called COVID-19, an abbreviation of Coronavirus Disease 2019. The outbreak […]

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#Lockdown: Buhari Approves Phased Deconfinement from May 4th

Fellow Nigerians I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some three million confirmed cases of COVID nineteen have been recorded globally with about nine hundred thousand recoveries. Unfortunately, […]

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The Return of Geo-Economics by Prof Michael Lind

Debates about national security and the global economy are merging into a single debate about relative national power. Such developments raise an obvious question—if considerations of national security and industrial self-sufficiency are so important, then why has free trade ever existed at all? The answer is that free trade is something of a historical aberration; […]

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Op-ed: #Kano now Killing Field for #Coronavirus Pandemic in #Africa

By Prof. Usman Yusuf I raised alarm in an article I wrote which was published in the Daily Trust Newspaper (page 6) on April 22nd, 2020 on how COVID-19 was ravaging Kano city. I opined that if urgent action was not taken by the Federal Government, the city could become the epicenter of the virus […]

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Op-ed: Beware of Unintended Consequences:A Warning to Policy Makers

By Moses Oladele Idowu OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNORS OF 36 STATES Your Excellencies, I want to begin this address by placing on record my acknowledgment and appreciation of your special efforts, exertions and labour in the midst of this trying period occasioned by a disabling pandemic and the challenges associated with it. I acknowledge […]

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Op-ed: The Allegory of Nigerian Youth by Faith Berewa

Away from the Covid-19 Pandemic, I saw a news item which I initially ignored. I stumbled into it some days later so I decided to go through. According to the Punch, the President has approved the temporary employment of 774,000 Nigerian youths, to clear gutters, sweep the streets and markets for a period of three […]

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Abba Kyari, a Great Public Servant by Mamman Daura

Corona virus is a law, yet lawless unto itself. As of yesterday it has claimed 183,424 lives worldwide and 28 Nigerians. One of those lives lost was Malam Abba Kyari’s, Chief of Staff to the President. Malam Abba succumbed to complications after contracting and recovering from Corona Virus a week today. Malam Abba Kyari was […]

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Analysis- #Growth after the #Coronavirus: Thoughts and Questions

written by Matt Andrews A lot of  people ask me how governments should support economic growth in the period ‘After Coronavirus’. It is a vital question that I wrestle with daily in preparing  for the forthcoming Leading Economic Growth Online executive education program (which I teach with my amazing colleague, Ricardo  Hausmann). Here are some […]

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